The Sleeves of The Prime Minister

The Sleeves of The Prime Minister

Posted by on Σεπ 29, 2015 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

“Tomorrow we roll up our sleeves and get to work,” said Prime Minister Tsipras in his victory speech. That reminds me of what my father related that he and his friends used to say in university—“Beginning on Monday, we get serious.” As Tsipras said that about getting to work, his cuff-linked sleeves were rolled up […]

Tsipras and Hamlet

Tsipras and Hamlet

Posted by on Αυγ 5, 2015 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

Two years ago this August, I predicted in The Mediterranean Quarterly Review that one of the following scenarios would come to pass in Greece by 2016. Scenario 1: Stimulated by an event in Greece — a Syriza victory, a dramatic increase in Golden Dawn’s representation, or the outbreak of conflict in the streets, or all […]

What Was the Greek Finance Minister Trying To Do and Did He Do It?

What Was the Greek Finance Minister Trying To Do and Did He Do It?

Posted by on Ιούλ 17, 2015 in Opinions, Publicity | No Comments

What Was the Greek Finance Minister Trying To Do and Did He Do It?- an article by Elias Kulukundis in Huffington Post The Syriza government who won the Greek elections of January 2015 came into office with the ambitious aim of reforming the eurozone. Far from behaving humbly and feeling ashamed of Greece’s enormous debt, […]

A summer memory

A summer memory

Posted by on Ιούλ 6, 2015 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

In the summer of 1974, the failing colonels staged a coup against the Makarios government in Cyprus. The Turks invaded the island.  In Athens, the Junta fell. Ex-PM Karamanlis took over the Greek leadership and called for elections.  The Greek officer corps was restive and there were continual rumors of another coup.  But after the elections, such rumors were no […]

Some thoughts on the Greek referendum

Some thoughts on the Greek referendum

Posted by on Ιούλ 4, 2015 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

In 2014, I wrote that to get out of its bind, Greece might have to be willing to leave the Eurozone («Greece–the Open Circle, MR Quarterly, Summer 2014).  The prediction has come true.  Acting in the manner I prescribed, the Syriza government seems to be willing to leave.  That may or may not produce some […]

Predictions on Greece and the Eurozone

Predictions on Greece and the Eurozone

Posted by on Ιούν 11, 2015 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

Last August in the Mediterrranean Quarterly I predicted “The only way out of the double bind may be for Greece to consider leaving (the Eurozone.) That is not the same as saying that it should leave. Just the fact that it is considering an alternative will affect the course that Greece is on, and may in fact induce changes […]